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Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft law

Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft law

14/9/2019 6:05:00 AM

Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft law

A party in Thailand 's ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a ...

BookmarkBANGKOK: A party in Thailand's ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a year after the country legalised the drug for medicinal purposes and research.Under Thailand's current drug laws, recreational users of cannabis can incur tough penalties, including up to 10 years in prison for possession and hefty fines.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementA senior lawmaker in the Bhumjaithai Party, third-largest partner in the coalition and in charge of the health ministry, said the draft law would allow up to six marijuana plants per household. Cannabis is still a drug under Thai law.

"The principle is for medical use. You can have it at home for ailments, but not smoke it on the street," Supachai Jaisamut told Reuters.It would also allow the sale of plants to licensed institutions under the supervision of an institute for that purpose, Supachai said.

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe proposed Plant-based Drug Institute would have authority to purchase, extract and export cannabidiol (CBD), the chemical derived from the cannabis plant, Supachai said, comparing it to the Californian model.He said the law could be passed in six months after November when parliament reopens if there was enough government support.

READ: Yuppie drug abusers are on the rise, and checking into S$19,000-a-month rehab centres abroadThe proposal would deliver on an election promise of the Bhumjaithai Party, which campaigned on a policy to allow Thais to grow cannabis. Its supporters say the draft law is designed to develop the Thailand's newly legal medical marijuana industry.

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Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft lawBANGKOK (REUTERS) - A party in Thailand 's ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a year after the country legalised the drug for medicinal purposes and research.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft lawBANGKOK (REUTERS) - A party in Thailand 's ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a year after the country legalised the drug for medicinal purposes and research.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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